Reuters: Trump backed candidate wins Republican nomination for Ohio U.S. Senate seat

UC political scientist says the Trump endorsement wasn’t a slam dunk

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, J.D. Vance won the Ohio Republican nomination as the candidate to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate, but the margins were close, even with a recent endorsement by Trump.

With almost all ballots counted, Vance led the Republican field with 32% of the vote, followed by Mandel with 24% and state lawmaker Matt Dolan with 23%, according to Edison Research.

"It was a big night for Trumpism in the Ohio Republican Party. Not just in Vance's win but in a field that was dominated by candidates trying to out-Trump each other," said David Niven, associate professor in UC’s School of Public and International Affairs.

"It was still a close race. He wasn’t able to shut this race down with a simple wave of his magic wand."

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